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What’s On Recommends Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 @ Gate Theatre
11 Jan – 03 Feb Tickets from £15.00

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This is a city at war with its own children.

When the policemen accused of assaulting young, black taxi driver Rodney King were acquitted, deadly riots broke out across LA, laying bare the recurring pattern of racial oppression and police brutality in America.

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For this ground-breaking piece of verbatim theatre, Anna Deavere Smith interviewed hundreds of people from police commissioners to Rodney King’s family about those devastating few days in the summer of 1992.
These are their words.

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Admission 20.30
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Gate Theatre
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3HQ
020 7229 0706



whats on recommends The Chapel | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

Michael Armitage: ‘The Chapel’ @ South London Gallery
Until 23 February 2018 Free

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Kenyan-born Michael Armitage show’s East Africa as somewhere very familiar. That is a welcome change from the ‘exotic’ ‘dark’ continent or ‘other’ images Western art has conjured up.

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This solo exhibition by London-based, Kenyan-born artist, Michael Armitage, brings together a new body of work that draws on the chapel-like qualities of the SLG’s main space. His large-scale paintings explore the ambiguous boundaries between religion, folklore and social consensus, particularly in relation to issues of mental health in East Africa. Referencing historical and contemporary news stories, internet gossip, and the artist’s own experiences of Kenya, the paintings blend dream-like figuration with compositional references to Titian, Gauguin and other masters of Western art history. Painted on Ugandan lubugo bark cloth, the texture and ruptures within this distinctive material are integrated into Armitage’s surreal imagery, the surface beauty of which often belies the disturbing subject matter upon which it is based.

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Admission 11.00 – 18.00
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Age
65 Peckham Rd
London
SE5 8UH


whats on recommends white fang | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

White Fang @ Park Theatre
Until -13 Jan Tickets from £13

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1898. North-Western Canada. Deep in the Yukon Territory.

An epic story of love, loss, and redemption – red-written in the snow. Inspired by the classic novel from Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild.

After the massacre of her tribe, a girl is rescued from the snow by a huntsman from a nearby settlement who offers shelter and strength to survive. Torn from centuries of tradition, facing a new and violent land, she struggles to find her path in the world. An outsider to all, she discovers hope in the friendship of an abandoned wolf, White Fang.

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Show Times | Admission 17.00
Duration 2 hours
Age 12+
Clifton Terrace,
Finsbury Park,
London N4 3JP
020 7870 6876


whats on recommends sound systems | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

Sound Systems @ Goldsmiths
10 – 14 Jan Tickets from £10

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The current generation of reggae sound system operators are productive entrepreneurs creating their own arts ecology in today’s Britain. See, meet, and hear them at these events coming up at Goldsmiths in January 2018.

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10 -14 January (free) Photography Exhibition

12 Jan Legacy In The Dust A documentary on the life & death of 4 Aces Club.

13 Jan Strictly Vinyl conference: A free day & night conference for reggae sound system scene and vinyl culture supporters, professionals & researchers
: panel discussions, demonstrations, films, workshops … –
Unit 137 Full Sound System & Crew with Phoebe Iron Dread (Congo Natty), Shumba Youth (Reggae Roast) Sasha Steppa (Lion-Unit Family) from 10pm till late

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Show Times | Admission 17.00
Duration
Age 14+ (plot includes strong language and violence)

Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW


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London Short Film Fest @ Rich Mix
13 – 18 Jan Tickets from £6.50

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Rich Mix hosts the London Short Film Festival for the first time ever, bringing you the best in short-form filmmaking from across the globe in six Official Competition strands.

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An esteemed International jury will award Best UK Short, Best International Short, Best Animation Short and Best Documentary Short from the selected films across the Competition programmes.

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Admission 20.30
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,
London E1 6LA


whats on recommends five betties | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

Collective Rage: A Tale of Five Betties @ Southwark Playhouse
13 – 18 Jan Tickets from £12.00

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Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. Meanwhile, Betty decides to stage a production of that play-within-a-play from…what’s it called again? Summer’s Midnight Dream?

In Collective Rage, the lives of five very different New York women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex and “theat-ah.” As they meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realise that they’ve been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long.

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Hitting the ring with an electrifying soundtrack, looks to kill and spectacular routines, this outrageous comedy packs the punch to shatter lacquered femininity into a thousand glittering pieces. Strongly influenced by cabaret and female drag, this exquisite rejection of shame and stereotype will punch you in the gut, break your heart and then take you dancing.

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Admission 19.30 15.00
Duration 95 mins
Age
Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234


whats on recommends shebeen | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

Shebeen @ Theatre Royal Stratford
20 Jun – 7 Jul Tickets from £10

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You are invited to the party some never knew existed.

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It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march.

Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.

Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.

As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.

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Show Times | Admission 17.00
Duration
Age 14+ (plot includes strong language and violence)

469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739


whats on recommends so many reasons | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

So Many Reasons @ Camden People’s Theatre
16 Jan – Sat 3 Feb Tickets £12/10

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My Mum said to me
‘if you ever have children, don’t have girls.
They give you too much of a headache.’

So Many Reasons is a story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world, from the perspective of a first generation British Ghanaian woman. Exploring cultural and generational shifts in how women see themselves and each other, this sassy and soulful new show asks what happens when we realise mums don’t always know best.

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So Many Reasons is created by Racheal Ofori. Ofori’s previous show Portrait was a critical success, touring extensively, appearing at the Southbank Centre (Women of the World Festival, 2015) and broadcast on BBC.

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Show Times Daily 19.15
Duration
Age 12+
Camden People’s Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road
London, NW1 2PY
Tel. 020 7419 4841


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Whats On Recommends Bad_Roads 5 | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

Bad Roads (with Ronke Adekoluejo) @ Royal Court Theatre

Until 22 Dec Tickets from £12

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“I spend the night in an officer’s barracks, where no woman has ever set foot.”
In the darkest recesses of Ukraine, a war is raging.

A journalist takes a research trip to the front line.
Teenage girls wait for soldiers on benches.
A medic mourns her lover killed in action.

Heart-breaking, powerful and bitterly comic accounts of what it is to be a woman in war

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Natal’ya Vorozhbit is the leading Ukrainian playwright of her generation. Bad Roads will be directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

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Showtime 19.45
Captioned: Wed 20 Dec 19.45pm
Duration 1hr 40mins
Age 16+
ROYAL COURT THEATRE
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000


whats on pick the Twilight Zone | www.imjussayin.com

The Twilight Zone @ Almeida Theatre

05 Dec – 22 Jan Tickets from £10

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The world premiere production of the acclaimed CBS television series lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future.

Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area we call the Twilight Zone.

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Admission 19.30 14.30
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ALMEIDA STREET
LONDON, N1 1TA
020 7359 4404
boxoffice@almeida.co.uk


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Magical Lantern Festival @ Chiswick House

Until 01 January 2018 Tickets from £11.50

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The Magical Lantern Festival London is back with all new, bigger, brighter and more spectacular lanterns! The Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Illuminating outdoor installations of beautifully sculpted lanterns taking various forms.

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Admission Thurs–Sun 12.00 – 18.00
Duration
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Chiswick House Gardens
London, W4 2QN.
02075371290
info@welicreative.com
The entrance to the park is the Dukes Avenue Gate, accessible on foot only from A4 Westbound.


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The Jungle @ Young Vic
Until 06 Jan Tickets from £10

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A place where people suffered and dreamed.

Okot wants nothing more than to get to the UK. Beth wants nothing more than to help him.

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of “The Jungle”– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

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Join refugees and volunteers from around the world over fresh baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café.

From Good Chance Theatre, a new play where worlds collide. In the worst places, you meet the best people.

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Young Vic,
66 The Cut,
Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
boxoffice@youngvic.org


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31 Hours The Bunker
Until 06 Jan 2018 Tickets from £12

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‘100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves.’

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Every 31 hours someone takes their own life by jumping in front of a train.
They are ten times more likely to be a man.

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31 HOURS is the story of four men who clean up after rail suicides. Filled with humour and humanity, it takes us on a high-speed kaleidoscopic journey through masculinity, mental health and messy aftermaths in modern Britain.

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Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration 80 mins no interval
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53a Southwark Street
London, SE1 1RU
boxoffice@bunkertheatre.com
0207 234 0486


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Ink @ Duke Of Youth
Until 06 January 2018 Tickets £10-£65

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Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost.

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This roller-coaster play tells the story of The Sun, an ailing minor title bought for a song by Murdoch and relaunched with a skeleton staff of weirdos and rejects, led by scar-faced Yorkshire sub-editor Larry Lamb.

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Admission 19.30 14.30
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104 St Martin’s Lane
London
WC2N 4BG


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Basquiat: Boom for Real @ Barbican
Until 28 January 2018 Tickets £16

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Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

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Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

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Admission 10.00
Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 4141


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The Brothers Size @ The Young Vic
19 Jan – 14 Feb Tickets from £10

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After a spell in prison, two African-American brothers reunite through Yoruba mythology and live music.

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Bijan Sheibani directs this long-awaited revival of a deeply moving fable about the bonds between men.

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Admission 19.30 14.00
Duration
Age
Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
boxoffice@youngvic.org
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Glengarry Glen Ross @ Playhouse Theatre

Until 03 Feb 2018 Tickets from £31.50

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Lies. Greed. Corruption. It’s all business as usual.
Glengarry Glen Ross takes place in the office of a group of cut-throat Chicago salesmen, willing to go to any lengths to get sales, legal or not. Pitting against each other, it’s a high-stakes competition to get one up on each other, and soon the increasingly desperate four employees are fighting to win. But as time and luck begin to run out, one thing becomes clear: close the deal and you win; blow the deal and you’re out.

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Glengarry Glen Ross features a stellar cast, including American actor Christian Slater.

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Show Times 19.45 14.30
Age 12+
Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE



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Venom: Kill or Cure @ NHM

What’s On Recommends
Until 13 May Tickets from £5

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Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health.

Get up close to all kinds of specimens, from snakes, centipedes, snails and scorpions to the unassuming platypus.

See the world through the eyes of both predator and prey and explore the effects of venom and the role it plays in the natural world.

Please note this exhibition contains images that some may find distressing.

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Get up close to a live venomous creature
Hear from scientists whose ideas represent the cutting edge of venom research and its use in modern medicine

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Admission
Open daily 10.00-17.50
Last entry 17.30
Closed 24-26 December
Duration Age 15+
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD



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The Tina Turner Musical @ Aldwych Theatre

21 March 2018 – 16 June Tickets From £34.50

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From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical in London reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

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Show Times 19.30 14.30
Duration 75 mins
Age
49 Aldwych,
London WC2B 4DF



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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 @ IWM

Until 28 May 2018 Tickets from £15/£7.50

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The UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

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Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

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Admission 10.00 – 18.00
IWM London
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7416 5000



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